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Miss Dr. Harsimarpreet Kaur

Assistant Professor

Centre for Human Ecology , School of Human Ecology

M.A. (Punjab), Ph.D in Clinical, Neuropsychology (AIIMS, New Delhi)



Dr. Harsimarpreet Kaur is an Assistant Professor at the School of Human Ecology (SHE), Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai Campus. 

She has completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Neuropsychology from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi entitled "Development and Effectiveness of Comprehensive Neuropsychological Rehabilitation as an adjunct to Standard Pharmacological Treatment for improving Language and Quality of Life in Patients with Post Stroke Aphasia: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial". She pursued her graduation (Psychology Honors) from  Delhi University and post-graduation from Punjab University. 

She has worked with clients ranging from children, adolescents, young adults, adults, and the elderly. In addition to the clinical work during the course of her Ph.D., she has received training to use the functional MRI, functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), and Neurofeedback. She has also worked in the area of integrative medicine, primarily, Yoga and mindfulness and Ayurveda, and has been a co-PI in various research projects in this area. 

She has presented at national and international conferences and has also gained recognition by receiving awards and national and international conferences for her work. She is also an Expert Group Member for the ‘Expert Group Meetings on Aphasia’ held under the aegis of the Indian Academy of Neurology (IAN)

She has been actively involved in research for the last 8 years and has been a part of various intramural and extramural research projects. She has presented her research work at various national and international conferences. She is also a recipient of various national awards such as the "SC Gupta Award/Young Scientist Award-2014" and international awards such as the "Young Investigator Award" by the World Stroke Organization (WSO)- 2018. She has also won the best poster and platform presentation awards as well, both at the national and international levels. 

Her research interests are: 

  • language and cognition
  • neuropsychology (assessment and rehabilitation)
  • neurodevelopmental disorders specifically ASD and ADHD
  • neurocognitive disorders 
  • neuropsychiatric disorders
  • neurological disorders
  • disorders of addiction 
  • disability 
  • community psychology
  • positive psychology 
  • personality and cognition 
  • political psychology
  • help-seeking behavior 



Original Articles:

  1. Kaur, H., Nehra, A., Chopra, S., Sati, H., Bhatia, R., Kumaran, S. S., & Srivastava, M. P. (2020). Development and validation of a comprehensive neuropsychological and language rehabilitation for stroke survivors: A home-based caregiver-delivered intervention program. Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology, 23(8), 116.
  2. Chopra, S., Sinha, S., Kumaran, S. S., Kaur, H., Pandey, R. M., & Nehra, A. (2020). Development of Rehabilitation of Eclectic Cognitive Functioning Post-Traumatic Brain Injury to Retrain and Restore Attention, Concentration, Memory, and Executive Functions (RETRACE). BMJ Innovations, bmjinnov-2018.
  3. Pauranik, A., George, A., Sahu, A., Nehra, A., Paplikar, A., Bhat, C., & Kaur, H. (2019). Expert group meeting on aphasia: A report. Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology, 22(2), 137.
  4. Chopra, S., Kaur, H., Pandey, R. M., & Nehra, A. (2018). Development of neuropsychological evaluation screening tool: An education-free cognitive screening instrument. Neurology India, 66(2), 391.
  5. Kaur, H., Bajpai, S., Pershad, D., Sreenivas, V., & Nehra, A. (2017). Development and standardization of Indian aphasia battery. Journal of Mental Health and Human Behavior, 22(2), 116-116.
  6. Kaur, H., Nehra, A., & Bhatia, R. (2014). Comprehensive Neuropsychological Rehabilitation to Improve the Quality of Life of Stroke Patients Suffering from Aphasia. Indian Journal of Clinical Psychology, 41(1), 12-19. (Print ISSN: 0303-2582. Online ISSN: 2249-7889.

Short Communication:

  1. Kaur, H., Chopra, S., Pandey, R. M., Bhatia, R., & Nehra, A. (2017). Translation and adaptation of stroke aphasia depression questionnaire-10 to Hindi. Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology, 20(2), 153.
  2. Nehra, A., Sreenivas, V., Kaur, H., Chopra, S., & Bajpai, S. (2014). Are Educated Better in Cognition than Their Ancestors? An Indian Flynn Effect Study. Activitas Nervosa Superior, 56(1-2), 45-51.
  3. Nehra, A., Tripathi, M.., Bhatia R., Srivastava P., Singh M., Chopra S., Kaur H., & Bajpai, S. (2013). Is Epilepsy a Cause of Cognitive Decline in Developing Brain? Activitas Nervosa Superior. 55(3) Page 112-117.

Letter to the editor

  1.  Nehra A., Chopra S., Kaur H. (2014). “Comment on “Prevalence and Cognitive Bases of Subjective Memory Complaints in Older Adults: Evidence from a Community Sample”- Letter to the Editor. Journal of Neurodegenerative Diseases. Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 240215, 2 pages.
  2. Nehra A., Kaur H., Chopra S. (2015). “New Insights on AD: Comment on The identification of cognitive subtypes in Alzheimer's disease dementia using latent class analysis.”- Letter to the Editor. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, 2015.
  3. Kaur, H., Nehra, A. (2014). Appreciation of the study on mentally retarded children and their mothers in Madhya Pradesh. Indian Journal of Psychiatry, 56(4).

Case reports:

  1. Nehra, A., & Kaur, H. (2015). Moyamoya Disease: a ray of hope from a psychosocial perspective. Annals of Neurosciences, 22(2).

Book chapters:

  1. Parmar, A., Kaloiya, G. S., & Kaur, H. (2020). Temporal Lobe Syndromes: An Overview. In Examining Biological Foundations of Human Behavior (pp. 122-135). IGI Global.
  2. Nehra A., & Kaur H. “Taking Stroke Patients Back to Society: A Neuropsychological Perspective”.National Stroke Update. CME booklet. 2016
  3. Ashima Nehra and Harsimarpreet Kaur. Importance of Speech and Language Assessment in Clinical Settings: A Neuropsychologist’s Perspective. Sage Publishers. 2016

Co-investigator of the following projects:

  • Effect of Yoga on stress and wellbeing of ICU nursing staff of a tertiary care health setting: A Randomized Controlled Trial (2019)- Completed 
  • Neurocognitive correlates of emotion and cognition among Yoga Practitioners, Physical Exercise and Sedentary Lifestyle individuals: A Neuropsychological and fMRI study (2019)- Completed 
  • Smoking and Tobacco Cessation using Yoga as a complementary intervention: A PROBE trial (2019)- Ongoing
  • Effect of Yoga on Caregiver Stress (2019)- Ongoing

Currently teaching courses for Masters in Applied Psychology (Counseling and Clinical Practice)

  • Psychological Assessment and Diagnostics
  • Understanding Psychopathology 
  • Research Methodology 


Email: harsimarpreet.kaur[at]tiss[dot]edu

Email id: harsimarpreet.kaur@tiss.edu; dr.harsimarkaur@gmail.com 


School of Human Ecology,
Prof MS Gore Block,#405,
TISS, Naoroji Campus, Deonar Farm Road,
Mumbai - 400088.